that's likely going to be a path length issue. At least that's the message you get on a pc. I believe the longest path you can have to your movie is 256 characters (including the name of the movie). Try moving your director file closer to the root of the drive and republishing the movie.
When I burn everything to CD all the director movies are on the root, along with the xtras, so i don't think I'm even getting close to using 256 characters.
I did skip a version of Director going from Director 9 to Director 11. But why would these issues only go wrong after burning to a CD?
I take that back, it doesn't work on the desk top of the Mac either. :o(
This is a very frustrating problem. I have run into it as well, but can't tell you exactly how I solved it, its been a while since I've seen it. It does have something to do with the length of the path to your projector when its published. I would suggest moving your movie as close as possible to the root of the drive, you may even want to restart to ensure all the internal variables have been reset and then republish the movie.
If you publish the movie from your authoring location and then copy the projector to a cd or the desktop the path length seems to be built into the projector at publishing. So that does not solve the problem. It is fairly easy to get a long path name - c:/mylocaldrive/documents and settings/yourusername/yourprojectsfolder/yourprojectname.dir has a path name length of 100 characters! I realize you are on a mac, but the same rules apply.
I also might be mistaken with the maximum path length. Perhaps its 128 characters?
Has anyone else run into this error?
I tested this on my Mac with a path length of over 400 chars and it still opened so I don't think path length is an issue. I know it used to be.
What type of projector are you publishing? Standard/ Shockwave? Are you using a projector ini? Are you creating a bundle?
Tha a lot Mike, That works for me. There was a length issue in my case.